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Date: 07/16/08 10:59 PM

64 Responses to The Dancing Inmates from the Philippines

  1. Profile photo of eugenius
    eugenius Male 30-39
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    July 16, 2008 at 11:01 pm
    Link: The Dancing Inmates from the Philippines - In this month`s dance, the boys in orange dance to Low. I love these guys.
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    hedgehog234 Male 18-29
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    July 16, 2008 at 11:08 pm
    Ahhhhhhh.........it looks like some one exscaped from jail but it`s prttey awsome
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    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    July 16, 2008 at 11:10 pm
    If only I was a male Philippine inmate.
  4. Profile photo of Moops
    Moops Male 30-39
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    July 16, 2008 at 11:12 pm
    I wish they`d do popular songs instead of obscure (c)rap.
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    neoretro Male 18-29
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    July 16, 2008 at 11:19 pm
    Depending where you`re from, that song isn`t very obscure at all
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    luke182 Male 18-29
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    July 16, 2008 at 11:20 pm
    how is this not a popular song?
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    Apple_18 Female 18-29
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    July 16, 2008 at 11:23 pm
    what? this song isnt popular in canada?? ...that alone gives me reason to wanna move there. O.o i am so sick of this music! its like you cant get away from it!
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    just17n8 Male 18-29
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    July 16, 2008 at 11:26 pm
    LOL at the girls getting down on the side... and for the record this is one of the few NEW style rap,hiphop,r&b(whatever)... i like
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    arasheht Male 18-29
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    July 16, 2008 at 11:28 pm
    Who would have thought that every-day rapists and murderers could dance so good? Wow!
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    doodlydoo727 Male 18-29
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    July 16, 2008 at 11:33 pm
    i would b ashamed to b in that prison but i guess u dont gotta worry about being stabbed n raped
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    toans Male 13-17
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    July 16, 2008 at 11:47 pm
    that man with one eye had some pretty smooth moves, although i`d like to know how you would get a massive bunch of murderers and arsonists and rapists to dance for four and a half minutes to flo/rida
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    dilldog123 Male 18-29
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    July 17, 2008 at 12:03 am
    know i want them to do soulja boy. that would be awesome.
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    Hungwell Male 18-29
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    July 17, 2008 at 12:37 am
    Moops writes: I wish they`d do popular songs instead of obscure (c)rap.


    ..........I see what you did there!!!!

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    Jane_uk Female 30-39
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    July 17, 2008 at 12:41 am
    Yeah cos obviously jail is meant to be fun, give em a reason to murder, rape and steal cos then you get sent to a holiday camp and have loads of fun!!!
    How is this punishment?
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    annebbyx Female 13-17
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    July 17, 2008 at 12:47 am
    .. kind of makes me feel proud to be filo.
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    RickyGTO Male 18-29
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    July 17, 2008 at 1:42 am
    I will actually got to prison in the Philippines to learn how to dance like that!!!!
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    SharayaAnne Female 18-29
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    July 17, 2008 at 1:43 am
    Ok. Generally prison is indeed meant for all those types of people you guys have mentioned. However... Stealing is a `minor` offense compared to murder. Sadly, so is rape. Anyway. To the point. I highly doubt that these guys are murders or rapists. Sometimes people are sent to jail for fraud, debt, resisting arrest, multiple offenses against the public... you get the idea. So daily activities to keep these guys from going nuts or plotting their next bank jobs, works for me XD
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    SharayaAnne Female 18-29
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    July 17, 2008 at 1:44 am
    And besides... I really doubt they would allow murders to do something like this or even socialize with other inmates.
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    OcelotUK Male 18-29
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    July 17, 2008 at 1:55 am
    Yea, because being locked away is fun...how about the other part of prison, rehabilition in an attempt to stop inmates reoffending...it gives them something else to focus on and maybe further develop when they get out of prison...
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    13unny Female 18-29
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    July 17, 2008 at 2:06 am
    Considering they have to give everyone 1 Hr of outdoor time and this is likely how they go about it then yeah there likely are murderers etc..dancing in there, because unless they are being a threat to the others, they have no reason to seclude them. People in jail with minor offenses come into contact with the `worse` people in there all the time.

    Anyway..this is cool looking, but jail should be fun like this. I mean some of these dudes likely don`t find it fun, but still.

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    jojoabobo Female 18-29
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    July 17, 2008 at 2:07 am
    YUCK!
    I HATE THAT SONG!!! though it is really catchy after a few times listening to it. DAM IT! stupid song!
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    eladrelkce Male 30-39
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    July 17, 2008 at 4:15 am
    I am not too ashamed to admit that if more rap was like this song I might be able to tolerate it. As far as the inmates go, we are only seeing 4 minutes of thier lives. I think its a great way of exercise and I`m willing to bet there is less violence in that prison. But I`m willing to bet the 23 hours and 55 minutes of thier day we don`t see, sucks.
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    kgaudry Female 18-29
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    July 17, 2008 at 5:16 am
    I have visited a womens prison in Cebu, Philippines and the conditions that they lived in were appalling, Most of the people put in the jails there have only commited minor offences, stuff which would get you a slap on the wrist and a fine anywhere else. I think it is a great idea to have this dance program in place as it gives them somthing to occupy their time. keep them out of more trouble.
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    kgaudry Female 18-29
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    July 17, 2008 at 5:17 am
    they have also done many more dances, thriller is worth a watch, for those who don`t like rap.
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    yo-i-am-luke Male 18-29
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    July 17, 2008 at 5:19 am
    So... people are saying being being being made to lisen to music like that over and over again untill they can dance well to it... is NOT cruel and unusual punishment?

    Also making them all dancers incases change of gayness, never NEVER drop that soap bar <.<

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    quick_sand8 Female 40-49
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    July 17, 2008 at 5:48 am
    Well. my opinion is at least it is something on the constructive side. In this day and age of Hip Hop. Would be nice if they were educated instead, but this is at least a form of Structure that doesn`t involve forms of violence....Still, "Thriller" was the best they`ve done so far, that was pretty damn good I say!!!!
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    mordecai8318 Male 18-29
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    July 17, 2008 at 6:14 am
    some people might deserve to be incarcerated.
    but not everyone who goes to prison is a complete waste of reproductive material.
    and it`s not possible to tell which of those inmates are sociopaths and which aren`t. especially from watching a 4 minute video of them dancing to a rap song.
    like eladrelkce said:"I`m willing to bet the 23 hours and 55 minutes of their day we don`t see, sucks."

    that is higly possible.

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    mordecai8318 Male 18-29
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    July 17, 2008 at 6:15 am
    yeah..i misspelled highly. don`t wig out.
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    Fockinator Male 18-29
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    July 17, 2008 at 6:21 am
    "anyway..this is cool looking, but jail should be fun like this."

    Yes, jail should be a blast.

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    Figgy Male 18-29
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    July 17, 2008 at 6:29 am
    How does that look fun? That looks embarrassing, making them put on a show for tourists.
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    Sobii Female 13-17
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    July 17, 2008 at 6:33 am
    ^^ i agree, that would be humiliating imo
  32. Profile photo of BakaNeko728
    BakaNeko728 Female 18-29
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    July 17, 2008 at 6:45 am
    hahah this one made me smile hahaa i`m not sure why. their other dances are pretty amusing as well.
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    Joolin Male 18-29
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    July 17, 2008 at 7:39 am
    I don`t mean to be a downer, but I`m pretty sure it came out a while ago that the dance "program" isn`t exactly voluntary. The warden is a megalomaniacal nutjob and forces his prisoners to dance for his entertainment and basically for bragging rights ("see, look how happy and well behaved they are!"). Apparently the conditions there are horrible and they are forced to practice their dances pretty much all day every day.
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    AGit Male 30-39
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    July 17, 2008 at 7:39 am
    ...as practiced in the showers...
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    jd_rOcCa Male 13-17
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    July 17, 2008 at 7:45 am
    Line dancing is a HUGE part of Filipino culture. Line dancing in jail was bound to happen...
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    osirisascend Male 40-49
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    July 17, 2008 at 8:36 am
    These are always amusing.

    And no Jane_uk, jail isn`t supposed to be fun. Prisons in Canada, the UK, and most of the Western World are Disneyland compared to the conditions that these Filipino prisoners must endure when they aren`t learning the dance and then performing it.

    Just another person from a modern, industrialized nation who doesn`t have a clue about what the real world is like. So they get to dance before an audience once a month and you saw it on the internet, big deal. I guarantee the rest of the time their life totally sucks.

    Not to mention the fact that the vast majority of inmates in jail in the Phillipines are there for what would be construed as MINOR offenses in the West.

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    are7era Male 18-29
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    July 17, 2008 at 8:47 am
    I want them to do "Baby One More Time..." followed by "Lady Marmalade" the Mya, Pink, Christina, and Lil` Kim version. *evil plots*
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    Aqua_Bird Female 13-17
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    July 17, 2008 at 8:48 am
    It`s funny, because if they don`t dance, they get beatings. According to the documentary about them anyway.

    Yeah, and a lot of them are in for non-violent crimes like petty drug possession. So not all of them are psychopathic axe-murderers.

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    are7era Male 18-29
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    July 17, 2008 at 8:49 am
    PS the drop the soap line really is a bit old, isn`t it? Can`t you guys think of something funny to say that hasn`t been covered by Eddie Murphy?
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    whetstone Male 18-29
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    July 17, 2008 at 8:54 am
    It should be quite obvious to everyone here that this IS their punishment. Dancing for 4 minutes to mindless rap sounds like punishment worthy of prison to me.

    And now, I submit a random picture of a cat break dancing. GO CAT GO!


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    luckyse7en Male 13-17
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    July 17, 2008 at 9:12 am
    Lol Thats so great... at least they have something to do.
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    deathxtra Male 13-17
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    July 17, 2008 at 9:34 am
    dilldog123, they did.
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    Beebeegirl Female 13-17
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    July 17, 2008 at 10:03 am
    eh at least theyre doing something constructive with their time. Some of them are great dancers though. But i love how the emcee calls him flo Ree-duh instead the actual pronunciation which is flo rie-duh
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    pixiechick81 Female 30-39
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    July 17, 2008 at 10:06 am
    I propose that we remove the weight rooms and TVs and replace them with tai-chi and yoga classes.
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    dss6290 Male 18-29
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    July 17, 2008 at 10:10 am
    i wanna see some deathrow inmates in america dance to songs every month and then maybe have a dance off witht the phillipine inmates!
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    airsofter1 Male 18-29
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    July 17, 2008 at 10:16 am
    well at least the philipeans are using there tax money well.
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    airsofter1 Male 18-29
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    July 17, 2008 at 10:18 am
    oh i`m sorry phillippines... phillip_PINES.
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    msdenee Female 18-29
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    July 17, 2008 at 11:08 am
    Did someone mention that they want to see the Soulja Boy performance?
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    excelman Male 30-39
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    July 17, 2008 at 11:10 am
    New show: So You Think Can Dance in Prison
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    dragonshadoz Female 18-29
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    July 17, 2008 at 11:52 am
    God, I hate that song. But they danced to it pretty well. I wonder how many of them actually really enjoy it?
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    prillypopz Female 18-29
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    July 17, 2008 at 12:21 pm
    Ahahha I just kept finding people at the back that couldnt dance to save their life and were just flapping their arms about.
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    Gerbear Female 18-29
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    July 17, 2008 at 12:37 pm
    philippines represent!
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    eleutherarch Female 13-17
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    July 17, 2008 at 12:55 pm
    Lolololololololol
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    shiggin Female 13-17
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    July 17, 2008 at 2:15 pm
    Never in the states...
    Btw i still like the thriller one the best :)
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    JimboH Male 30-39
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    July 17, 2008 at 2:41 pm
    Paula Abdul is on the wall with a sniper rifle for when mistakes are made.
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    primetimekin Male 18-29
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    July 17, 2008 at 6:37 pm
    Didn`t I suggest this awhile ago?
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    pat125 Male 18-29
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    July 17, 2008 at 6:47 pm
    And I ask again, why the hell doesn`t the US prison system do this? Keeps inmates out of trouble and provides for free, hilarious entertainment.
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    spookybee Female 30-39
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    July 17, 2008 at 10:08 pm
    that wasn`t the thriller dance from the first video set to different music?
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    mordecai8318 Male 18-29
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    July 18, 2008 at 5:52 am
    dss6290: "i wanna see some deathrow inmates in america dance to songs every month and then maybe have a dance off with the phillipine inmates!"

    reminds me of the south park episode.

    you just got f`ed in the a

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    jangofett600 Male 18-29
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    July 18, 2008 at 7:02 am
    i love it how the announcer says the song is "Get Low by Flo-Reeda!"
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    citadel Male 18-29
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    July 18, 2008 at 9:29 am
    MUSIC IS LIEK CANDY, RAPPERS SHOULD BE THROWN AWAY!!!!!

    and im just waiting for one of these dance sessions to turn into a huge gang fight or somthing pretty awesome tho

  62. Profile photo of Wewoo
    Wewoo Female 13-17
    435 posts
    July 18, 2008 at 4:33 pm
    I think their correctional system is pretty good.
    The whole dancing thing gives prisoners something to do, which keeps them from getting into trouble, and some of them probably like it. -shrugs-
    I don`t know the whole story, though, so I might not be right.
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    powpowking Male 13-17
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    July 18, 2008 at 11:08 pm
    now if only the Philippines could pull off something like what they do in "Death Race"......
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    eeeriddler08 Female 13-17
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    July 19, 2008 at 3:31 pm
    it was fairly disappointing...=[ they didnt actually get low. and i was hoping for that. this is MY theme song. and well..it was a let down =[

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